Monday, February 26, 2007

Bread fruit Sabji [ Jeegujje palya]

Here is a typical south canara dish which is preparedout of my favorite veggie called bread fruit here.We call it jeegujje.It belongs to same family as jack fruit.Well its very rare here. This week when i went to shop for weekly grosery i just found this and was so happy ...We both love it like any think.I will be happy to share different recipes out of this veggies in comming days.This is soft ,buttery vegetable which most of you might have already tasted.If not i say just run and grab some from your indian stores.There are various intresting dishes what we prepare like pakoda,white curry,sambar....and so the list goes on.For this cold winter i feel this suits well.Spicy ,creamy, simply superb.

Bread fruit - 2 cups
Mustards- 1 tsp
Curry leaves- 5-6
Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
Dries chilly-2
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Salt -1tsp
Oil-1.5 tsp
hing-1 small pinch
Coconut -2tsp

1.Peal the bread fruit and chop it up thinly.Then keep them immersed in water.
2.Take 1 tsp of oil and add mustards,urad dal ,chillies and curry leaves and wait till it splutters.
3.Then add chopped bread fruits and season with salt ,turmeric and chily powder add about a cup and a half of water and cook it with lid closed for about 5 mins or until it cookes well.
4..Keep stirring occasionlly.Add hing and and garnish with coconut and stir properly.Serve hot with rice or chapathi.
5.I even like to eat it alone just like that.Enjoy...


Manjula said...

Am I invited for the dinner?
Your recipes are making me nostalgic. I love these bread fruits, jack fruits, Dosa kai and everything that you have been posting past few days.

Where did you find deegujje in California? I better make a trip to San Jose soon.

USHA said...

Hi Soumya,

Again you are here with new receipe....I guess i saw it twice...but doesn't remember properly even....after reading your post came to know that we can cook our indian receipes using this fruit....
Thanks dear

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Manjula,
Hey nice to know you know it.we call it like that in dakshina kannada only.So which part of karnataka do you belong? well i found it in India cash and carry[in
El camino] and even in coconut hill .So better make a quick trip .hee.hee enjoy.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Usha,
Thanks dear.Do try it as it taste too good.Get it soon if you have found it in your store becoz i am going to post more recipes out of this perticular vegetable.

shilpa said...

I looove breadfruit. We have a tree in my native. I am the biggest fan in my home. I got it here in Kansas many times.

A small piece of advice which u might already know, in some people this vegetable causes a severe gas problem. Last time when I tried this, my husband started getting severe chest pain. Then my dad, who is doctor, said it is due to gas caused by breadfruit :(. But if you are used to eating it, then nothing happens. I can eat it in loads.

Vcuisine said...

Nice info and recipe. Something we rarely consume, you selected this one. Viji

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Shilpa,
Same here.I love them lots.Well thats true if any one feels such discomfort then comsume a bit of hing dissolved in buttermilk,or chew a bit of cumin and swallow.Immediate relief from this gas problem.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Viji,
Have you tried it.If not go for it.

Sia's corner said...

what a coincident soumya. i just prepared palya and podi/pakoda and have it in my draft. planning to publish soon:) we get this in carribean markets as they have many common veggies like yam, plantain, breadfruit and even chikku:)
and u know right how my sis is fond of this;) he he.. maneli yavagalu ellaringe holinge jagala:)

Asha said...

You won't believe this but I was thinking of Jeegujje yesterday and was going to ask Sia whether she gets it in UK!!My mom used to cook Jeegujje while we were in Bantwal.
Good to see that veg and this recipe.But I don't get it here though.Thanks Sowmya:)

swapna said...

hi soumya
very nice dish!!never know that we can make curry with this fruit!!!thanks for sharing..

Seema said...

Oh my god jeegujje....rajja parcel madtheya... Looks perfect. I just love it.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Supriya,
Well its really good to hear that you get them all.Well we dont get chicoo fresh fruit over here.Good will be waiting for your posts.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Asha,
Is it.Well dont you get them in frozen section also? Ok.Hmm thanks dear.Appy to know that you r native is somewhere near

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Swapna,
Well then you gotta try this.thanks dear.Do tell me after trying.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi akka,
thanks.Hee.hee ashe avtha iddadiku alada.Neenu baa .Well ill prepare fresh for you.

Vini K said...

Soumya,I heard of breadfruit long long ago through novels but never actually tasted it.recently one of my Konkani friend introduced me to breadfruit chips she makes and I loved its taste.Will try this curry too!Thans for sharing!

Deepa said...

Hi Soumya, Saw your recipe for jeegujje. I live in Fremont, CA and was wondering in which grocery store you found it? Me and My husband love it a lot. We do jeegujje podis, they are out of the world. Will try your recipe... Thanks in Advance.

padmaja said...

I have seen this friut many time but never new that it can be turned into such delicious dish.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Vini k,
thanks dear.I say you were deprived out of this wonderful creation of god as i just love this i had made podi/pakoda out of it yesterday they simply taste devine .Will post them soon...

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Deepa,
Why dont to try in Coconut hill or in India cash and carry.I found it in both the places last week.Good luck for the search.Well i live in sunnyvale saratoga.I think they will have it.Enjoy

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Padmaja,
Thanks dear.Next time you find them just grab atleast two because i will be posting as many recipes out of it and if you dont get enough you will feel bad later after trying out .This tastes so good...My mouth is watering..hee.hee

Deepa said...

Hi Soumya, Thanks. I found them at Coocnut Hill in Fremont. They were good. I am going to try your Jeegujje saung recipe today.

Anonymous said...

i am gayatri here, in puttur. i was searching for jeegujje items. now got your items, nice. amma thumba jeegujje kalisiddu, haangagi seacrch madtha idde, nice pictures , thanks. bere entha maadle avuhtu jeegujjeli?
please add, bye
gayathri kainthaje

Divya Bhandary said...

Hi Soumya,
I have married recently and my hubby hailing from Udupi loves these dishes. I want to thank you for having posted this recipe. It has helped me to prepare delicious geegujje podi. You have posted this in the year 2007 and it has helped me in 2012 :)
Thanks a lot and keep posting such recipes.